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Grilled Ahi Tuna Sliders

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

5 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Hickory

This first-rate fish gets a quick soak in sesame oil, soy sauce, and spicy red pepper flakes to start, then basks in hardwood smoke, supercharging the marinade. Grill it up and throw it on a bun with brown sugared pineapple and creamy avocado for a fresh and hearty starter.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 1 Teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 Teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1 Teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 Teaspoon crushed garlic

  • 1 Teaspoon onion powder

  • 2 (8 oz) sushi grade yellowfin tuna filets

  • 1 Large pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into rings

  • 3 Tablespoon brown sugar

  • 12 Small slider buns, for serving

  • 2 Tablespoon mayonnaise, for serving

  • lettuce, for serving

  • 1 Medium avocado, sliced, for serving

  • fresh cilantro, for serving

Steps

  • 1

    In a mixing bowl, whisk together sesame oil, soy sauce, pepper flakes, garlic and onion powder. Pour the mixture over the tuna filets, and refrigerate.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Teaspoon sesame oil

    • 1 Teaspoon soy sauce

    • 1 Teaspoon red pepper flakes

    • 1 Teaspoon crushed garlic

    • 1 Teaspoon onion powder

    • 2 (8 oz) sushi grade yellowfin tuna filets

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 450°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill450 ˚F

  • 3

    To sear, place the filets on the front edge of the grill until there are grill marks, then flip and move to the center and cook for 3 to 5 more minutes. Note: Make sure to not overcook. Tuna is best when it is medium-rare to medium.

    Grill450 ˚F

  • 4

    While the tuna is cooking, sprinkle the pineapple with brown sugar and place directly on the grill grates towards the front of the Traeger until you see grill marks.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Large pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into rings

    • 3 Tablespoon brown sugar

  • 5

    Remove the fish and pineapple from the grill. Slice tuna and build the slider as follows: bottom bun, mayonnaise, lettuce, tuna, grilled pineapple, avocado and top bun. Enjoy!

    Ingredients

    • 12 Small slider buns, for serving

    • 2 Tablespoon mayonnaise, for serving

    • As Needed lettuce, for serving

    • 1 Medium avocado, sliced, for serving

    • As Needed fresh cilantro, for serving

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